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over land. u.s. helicopter crews returning from elite missions have tested positive for radiation and had to be decontaminated, some given potassium iodide pills as a precaution. millions spent a fourth night with little food and water in freezing temperatures. concerned relatives wait in long lines at evacuation centers for any word of their missing loved ones. this come fears her only son is dead -- this woman fears her only son is dead. people saw the tsunami wash him away in his car. rescue crews around the world are searching for survivors and there are moments of triumph. a man was pulled alive from the rubble after being buried for four days and a 70-year-old woman was also rescued. >>> new quakes continue to rock japan. charlie d'agata felt a 6.0 magnitude earthquake when he was reporting live with us. >> what are happening to these refugees, where are they going? [ pause ] >> well... >> reporter: i don't know did the camera just move there? because we had aftershocks. the camera did move, yes. we have had aftershocks all day. >> well, there you go. the epicenter of that q
and radar sites knocked out coalition forces are now patrolling the no-fly zone over libya. the u.s. is now preparing to assume a support role. but as joel brown reports, libyan leader moammar gadhafi says he is going to fight on. >> reporter: u.s. fighter jets are working with coalition forces to expand the no-fly zone over libya. a weekend of punishing air strikes and cruise missile attacks succeeded in keeping libyan planes grounded. a coalition missile blasted moammar gadhafi's residential compound in tripoli late yesterday. >> why is this rocket here? >> reporter: the u.s. officials say gadhafi's forces were using the location as a military command and control center. in the eastern city of benghazi, gadhafi loyalists fought rebels in the street overnight but the coalition air assault took out dozens of gadhafi tanks before they reached the city. >> the ground forces that were in the vicinity of benghazi now possess little will or capability to resume offensive operations. >> reporter: as government fighters are retreated, the rebels vowed not to stop until they reach tripoli. the coal
taking a stand against wal-mart. they say they were underpaid and passed over for promotions. today the u.s. supreme court heard arguments. alexis christoforous on the bay area women behind the largest sex discrimination suit in u.s. history. >> reporter: the massive case against wal-mart has been moving through the courts for nearly 10 years. it started with california employee betty duke, who complained that wal-mart was giving men bet brother motions better promotions and bigger salaries. >> i believe there was a pattern of discrimination in wal-mart in my store and across the country. >> reporter: her complaint led to the class action suit accusing wal-mart of company- wide discrimination against women. the supreme court will not be ruling on whether wal-mart is guilty but whether one giant lawsuit can represent the experiences of hundreds of thousands of women. if the suit is allowed to continue, it could cost wal- mart billions. the company has fought the suit from the start saying it has a long history of promoting women. and it says there are plenty of female employees with positive
out. the u.s. military is considering whether to pull all of its servicemembers and their families in areas threatened by radiation. meantime, hundreds of americans who left voluntarily are now back in the u.s. sharon chin shows us today's bay area homecoming. >> reporter: a predawn landing at travis air force base brought more than 340 military family members home after a 10.5-hour journey. they voluntarily evacuated from earthquake and tsunami ravaged japan on charter flights authorized by the u.s. defense department. most of the passengers, mothers and children with memories of the quake. >> everybody was falling over. it was that strong. and it was just -- it felt like the earth was ending. >> reporter: mary has a toddler and newborn. she feared radiation from a damaged nuclear plant 150 miles away. >> right before we left, the plant actually had more smoke coming out of it. we just decided to go ahead and leave. >> reporter: radiation fears also drive timothy hargrave and his three children to relatives in kentucky. his wife a defense department civilian employee had to stay a
for the worst. what it's warning all its workers in the u.s. that it may be forced to do. >>> and that was fast. britney spears sold out. how much those free tickets to her san francisco concert are going for on ebay when we come back. falling ,,,,,,,,,, never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me and asking me how they could help. you meet the most wonderful, inspiring people. when you accomplish those 60 miles, it's truly life-changing. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee. because everyone deserves a lifetime. >>> and do you recognize this? this is the san mateo bridge looking towards san mateo. you can't see it, though. >> tough. >> it's a nasty day out there. got to be careful if you are heading out the door. but again, lawrence will be along in a few minutes to tell us how long this wet windy cold weather will last. >> good day to stay indoors. >>> an air traffic controller has been
is we don't know what to do. >> reporter: the united nations and the u.s. government have both sent teams of experts to japan to deal with the nuclear crisis. more than 90 governments are also providing humanitarian assistance. but hard-hit villages are getting snow and temperatures are below freezing. shelters are filled to capacity with the homeless. >> i have been here for five days. it's holding 1,000 to 2,000 people, all the schools turned into evacuation centers. >> reporter: a rare address was made by the prime minister, expressing his condolences for the loss of life urging his subjects not to give up. randall pinkston, cbs news, at the united nations. >>> since the bay area college students are in japan are being told to return home now, 12 students from san francisco state, 35 students from stanford, they have all been studying there as part state of the program. that program is now suspended. it's unclear when the students will be back in the u.s. the airports in japan have been packed with passengers trying to leave. >>> officials are stepping up efforts to protect the w
the u.s. will stand with the people of japan in the coming days. >> the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple disasters. and we will stand with the people of japan in the difficult days ahead. >> reporter: at least a dozen rescue teams from around the world are now on the ground. >> this is a very difficult time. and it is an honor to be here and work alongside the teams here within japan. >> reporter: but crumbled roads, fires, and after shocks are making it difficult for crews to reach the hardest hit areas. one aftershock was measured at a magnitude 6.0. randall pinkston, cbs news at the united nations. >> the u.s. navy has moved several of its war ships stationed off japan's coast to avoid radiation from the nuclear plant. according to experts, several groups of people are at risk of radiation poisoning. >> two big groups of populations right now, erika, one is the clean upworker, the people working at these facilities are taking extra precautions and limiting their amount of time to the direct radiation, to the highest radiat
supply. and the u.s. buys very little of that. but oil companies and traders are insulating their pockets just in case this revolt spreads to other opec countries the u.s. relies on. >>> well, they camped out overnist. some as many as three days. >> and today, food truck vendors in san francisco finally are getting a chance to apply for cheaper permits. sharon chen has the dish now on this food truck frenzy. sharon? >> reporter: yes, there are about 100 food trucks here in san francisco, including these right here, near city hall. that number could double, thanks to new guidelines starting today that make it easier to get a permit. several campers braved the wind, rain, and cold, huddled in tents, in front of san francisco's public works department. first in line, steve sarber, since 5:00 a.m. friday. the san francisco soup company owner looking to launch its first food truck. >> we have been interested in checking out other parts of the city, to see if our business would do well there. >> reporter: new san francisco guidelines make it easier and cheaper to get food truck permits. but the
statements about an entire religion will only play into a narrative that the u.s. is at war with islam. but king says there is a genuine threat. >> homegrown radicalization is part of al qaeda strategy to continue attacking the united states. al qaeda is actively targeting the american muslim community for recruitments. >> the witnesses who testified today include relatives of two young americans recruited by terror groups. critics compare the hearings to anticommunist witch hunts that played out in congress back in the 1950s. >>> the dalai lama is retiring. he says he is stepping down as the political leader of tibet's government in exile. next week the community is expected to elect his replacement. the dalai lama will remain tibet's spiritual leader. 76-year-old is believed to be in good health. in the past he said he would like to live as a simple monk. >>> president obama and first lady michelle obama are taking a stand against bullying. >> as parents, it breaks our hearts to think that any child feels afraid every day in the classroom or on the playground or even online. >> and t
searched twice. u.s. coast guard and the mexican navy are also involved. >>> coming up, what too much social media can do to teenagers and the new advice from doctors. >>> plus, a royal wedding alert. who could try to steal the spotlight from prince william and kate middleton. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, doctors are now warning that t >>> so could there be a dark side to using facebook? doctors are now warning that the social media site can have potentially harmful effects on teens' mental health. kit dough has the warning signs and advice for parents. >> reporter: when giovana mendosa started using facebook she noticed something peculiar. everyone's lives are just so happy and perfect. >> nobody really wants to broadcast what is sad or negative in their life. and so it is only going to be the positive that shows up on there. >> reporter: at 22 years old, with 424 friends, she knows better that the image on facebook is not always what it seems. today, the american academy of pediatrics released its updated report called "the impact of social media on children, adolescents and families" and the
, outdoor pool, thank you, and an indoor pool too. >> the most ever paid for a single family home in u.s. history. >> here's the deal. they are not going to live there. it's going to be a temporary home. that's what i read. >> second or fifth home or sixth home, something like that. >> when you can throw $100 million out. but they live in russia so when they're in town i guess that's where they will hang out. >> not bad. >> don't put your skis away yet. >> some ski resorts in the sierra are staying open until summer! ! mammoth toying with the idea of staying open through the 4th of july! >> valley through memorial day day at least. >> it's been a record snow season at squaw. almost 58 feet of snow. forgive us if we're not thinking about skiing today. >> i want to put on some shorts and enjoy the sunshine. >> everybody has been getting out, loving the sunshine yesterday, today here we go again. it is a weather repeat, but hey, who is complaining about this? we got a lot of sun out there and we need that break in all the stormy weather. look closely, you can some of the snow on the peaks
the libyan coast joining u.s. vessels on patrol there. >> new troubles in japan. one concern is with the tap water now. and another with the crippled nuclear power plant. black smoke is rising out of one of the reactors prompting crews to evacuate once again. work is suspended at the plant until morning. this problem comes after workers got a major step closer though to ending the crisis. they restored electricity to the nuclear plant. but they have to check now all the equipment before turning on the cooling system. meanwhile, authorities are telling people in tokyo not to give tap water to babies because of radiation in it. infants are particularly vulnerable to radioactive iodine which can cause thyroid cancer. the levels found in the water are not high enough though to harm adults. the government reports the economic cost now of that earthquake and tsunami could reach $309 billion. the death toll now more than 9500 with 16,000 people still missing. >>> some new hope for people diagnosed with the deadliest form of brain cancer. most patients only live for about a year after the diagnosis.
american, u.s. airways and continental, they have all bumped up domestic fares by $10. this is the sixth time this year carriers have hiked their fares. >>> mission impossible? nasa says it's tempt early today to launch an environmental research satellite in orbit was a failure. the taurus xl rocket lifting off from vandenberg air force base, a protective shell did not separate from the glory satellite as it should have, and that left the satellite without enough velocity to reach orbit. now both the rocket and satellite are lost. >> and all indications are that the satellite and the rocket are in the southern pacific ocean somewhere. >> the whole project cost more than $400 million. had it reached orbit, the satellite would have analyzed projections of future climate change. >>> well, charlie sheen is at it again. this time though perhaps cashing in. how his rants could land him a big payday. >>> and losing sleep over wrinkles. see why the way you snooze may be adding years to your face. >>> and we've got sunshine now, but could rain move in for the weekend? we will talk about that nex
' perjury trial resumes on monday with his ex- mistress expected to take the stand. a chemist for the u.s. anti- doping agency told jurors yesterday that bonds has exited head and foot swelling -- exhibited head and foot swelling, consistent with using human growth hormone. bonds is accused of lying to the feds about knowingly taking steroids. >>> in other bay area headlines, pg&e has proposed a plan to let customers opt out of using those smartmeters. the utility would turn off the radio that transmits usage. in exchange customers would pay $270 up front and then $14 a month. some say the radiowaves from the meters make them sick or that the meters are inaccurate. critics are angry that pg&e wants to charge customers to stop the smartmeter. >>> okay, shoppers, get ready. a week from today, sales tax rates are going up in a number of bay area cities. the highest new sales taxes will be in union city and el cerrito. 10.25%. that's a jump of half a percentage point. san leandro sales tax rate will hit 10% but elsewhere, the new rate will be 9.75 in concord and 9.5% in novato and santa rosa.
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